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Beer of the Week: Ayinger Oktoberfest

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 08, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Ayinger Oktoberfest is a Märzen from Aying, Germany.

"It's the best Oktoberfest we have," said Joe Hotek of John's Grocery, 401 E. Market St.

The Ayinger is an authentic Bavarian festival beer with a golden brown color and aromas of toasted grains and caramel malt. It has a mildly sweet, smooth, and velvety body that is "perfect to combat the colder weather" Hotek said. "I suggest pairing with heavier meals like a spätzle." (A dish made with German egg noodles.)

The Ayinger is an easy drinking Oktoberfest but still too heavy to be any fun from a funnel. And with its heavier body comes a heavier price, $16.99 for a six-pack.

So I would suggest reaching for a cheaper brew when you go to empty your cup over a Cyclone fan's head.

Cheers.

— by Jordan Montgomery


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